Nehemiah 5:8
Text Analysis
559 [e]וָאֹמְרָ֣ה
And I saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cs | 3fs
to themPrep | 3mp
587 [e]אֲנַ֣חְנוּ
7069 [e]קָ֠נִינוּ
have redeemedV-Qal-Perf-1cp
853 [e]אֶת־
251 [e]אַחֵ֨ינוּ
our brothersN-mpc | 1cp
3064 [e]הַיְּהוּדִ֜ים
the JewsArt | N-proper-mp
4376 [e]הַנִּמְכָּרִ֤ים
who were soldArt | V-Nifal-Prtcpl-mp
1471 [e]לַגּוֹיִם֙
to the nationsPrep-l, Art | N-mp
1767 [e]כְּדֵ֣י
According to abilityPrep-k | N-msc
ourPrep | 1cp
1571 [e]וְגַם־
and indeed evenConj-w | Conj
859 [e]אַתֶּ֛ם
4376 [e]תִּמְכְּר֥וּ
will sellV-Qal-Imperf-2mp
853 [e]אֶת־
251 [e]אֲחֵיכֶ֖ם
your brothersN-mpc | 2mp
4376 [e]וְנִמְכְּרוּ־
Or should they be soldConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjPerf-3cp
to usPrep | 1cp
2790 [e]וַֽיַּחֲרִ֔ישׁוּ
and they were silencedConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3mp
3808 [e]וְלֹ֥א
and nothingConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
4672 [e]מָצְא֖וּ
1696 [e]דָּבָֽר׃
[to [say]N-ms

Hebrew Texts
נחמיה 5:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וָאֹמְרָ֣ה לָהֶ֗ם אֲנַ֣חְנוּ קָ֠נִינוּ אֶת־אַחֵ֨ינוּ הַיְּהוּדִ֜ים הַנִּמְכָּרִ֤ים לַגֹּויִם֙ כְּדֵ֣י בָ֔נוּ וְגַם־אַתֶּ֛ם תִּמְכְּר֥וּ אֶת־אֲחֵיכֶ֖ם וְנִמְכְּרוּ־לָ֑נוּ וַֽיַּחֲרִ֔ישׁוּ וְלֹ֥א מָצְא֖וּ דָּבָֽר׃ ס

נחמיה 5:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואמרה להם אנחנו קנינו את־אחינו היהודים הנמכרים לגוים כדי בנו וגם־אתם תמכרו את־אחיכם ונמכרו־לנו ויחרישו ולא מצאו דבר׃ ס

נחמיה 5:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואמרה להם אנחנו קנינו את־אחינו היהודים הנמכרים לגוים כדי בנו וגם־אתם תמכרו את־אחיכם ונמכרו־לנו ויחרישו ולא מצאו דבר׃ ס

נחמיה 5:8 Hebrew Bible
ואמרה להם אנחנו קנינו את אחינו היהודים הנמכרים לגוים כדי בנו וגם אתם תמכרו את אחיכם ונמכרו לנו ויחרישו ולא מצאו דבר׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
I said to them, "We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?" Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.

King James Bible
And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and said, "We have done our best to buy back our Jewish countrymen who were sold to foreigners, but now you sell your own countrymen, and we have to buy them back." They remained silent and could not say a word.
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